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Fewer apples harvested, prices up in Minnesota

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WINONA, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota harvested fewer apples in 2010. But, growers say prices recovered from a downturn the previous year.

Minnesota Apple Growers Association vice president Ralph Yates says it was a challenging year for the industry. The growing season began with above-normal temperatures that caused many trees to bloom during the last week of April. That was followed by a freeze and frost damage to the blossoms.

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